See great gigs at Southbank Centre in 2019

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:26

Love a great gig? Then you’re in luck. Here at Southbank Centre we’ve a brilliant line-up of contemporary music gigs coming to our iconic central London venue in spring 2019. From January to May, we’ll be hosting a number of not-to-be-missed events, showcasing the best new sounds from across the globe. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

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Tickets for all events listed below are now on general sale

Little Louie Vega Project
31 January, 8pm / Royal Festival Hall

Louie Vega & E.O.L Soulfrito Live

Kicking off our Spring gigs is house music icon Louie Vega with E.O.L. Soulfrito, the condensed version of his Elements Of Life live-band. Playing a mix of house-infused jazz, funk and soul the collective includes Josh Milan (keyboards), Anané Vega (vocals), Abel Marcel ( guitar), Gene Perez (bass), Luisito Quintero (drums) and Carlos Quintero (percussion).

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Marius Neset
5 February, 8.30pm / Purcell Room / tickets are currently on sale

Marius Neset

Touring his recent album Circle of Chimes, Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer Marius Neset brings his energetic creativity to our Purcell Room in February. A virtuoso tenor, soprano saxophonist and composer, Neset creates intricate, compelling music.

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Laura Mvula, singer
10 February, 7.30pm / Royal Festival Hall

Troy Miller's Gershwin reimagined

Composer and producer Troy Miller presents Gershwin Reimagined, a night of classics such as Embraceable You, Summertime and I Got Rhythm. Double Mercury Award-nominated Laura Mvula brings her electrifying vocals to the event, as does soul singer Shaun Escoffery, who is currently playing Mufasa in West End musical The Lion King.

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Qasim Naqvi, musician
12 February, 7.45pm / Purcell Room

Purcell Sessions: ET X LCO

Our new experimental music series brings together hand-picked artists from the renowned London-based independent record label Erased Tapes with innovative ensemble the London Contemporary Orchestra to create new music. First up in the series is Brooklyn-based composer and Dawn of Midi drummer, Qasim Naqvi.

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19 & 20 February, 7.30pm / Royal Festival Hall  / tickets are currently on sale

Yann Tiersen

The remarkable multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen joins us for two nights in February to delivers a live performance of his new album, All. The album continues the themes of environment and a connection to nature first explored by Tiersen on EUSA, and incorporates field recordings, from the forests of California to Tempelhof airport, and guest vocalists.

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Goran Bregovic
1 March, 8pm / Royal Festival Hall

Goran Bregovic

Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic joins us to perform the UK premiere of his new album, Three Letters from Sarajevo. Inspired by Christian, Jewish and Muslim musical traditions, the album celebrates cultural differences through unity. This musical message of peace and understanding is complimented by guest artists including Bebe, Riff Cohen, Rachid Taha and Asaf Avidan.

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Jean-Michel Blais , composer and pianist
2 March, 7.45pm / Purcell Room / tickets are currently on sale

Jean-Michel Blais

Celebrated Canadian pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais takes to our Purcell Room stage in March with a live performance of his most recent album Dans ma Main. Blending conservatory skill and precise pop sensibility with synthetic accompaniment, Blais creates expansive interior soundscapes through his music.

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Our Girl, music trio
6 March, 7.45pm / Purcell Room

Our Girl

Fresh out of Brighton, hotly tipped garage-rock trio Our Girl join us off the back of a hugely successful year, fuelled by critically acclaimed debut album Stranger Today. Able to switch from stark tenderness to pulverising noise in a flash their remarkable sound that has been described by The Times as ‘like a magic spell’.

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Christian Löffler, DJ
6 March, 7.30pm / Queen Elizabeth Hall

Christian Löffler

The enigmatic DJ, and electronica producer Christian Löffler descends on Queen Elizabeth with his latest project. Blending instrumental melodies with elements of techno and house, Löffler, together with vocalist Mohna, presents unreleased tracks from his most recent albums, A Forest and Mare.

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Lizz Wright
8 March, 7.30pm / Queen Elizabeth Hall

Lizz Wright

Acclaimed American vocalist Lizz Wright brings her latest album Grace, and revisits favourite tracks from her previous four critically acclaimed collections, in a special performance. One of the most venerable singers of her generation, Wright brings a vibrancy to the works and compositions of some of the greatest contemporary songwriters.

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Dhafer Youssef
15 March, 7.30pm / Royal Festival Hall / tickets are currently on sale

Dhafer Youssef

Giving a UK premiere of his new album Sounds of Mirrors, singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef is joined by percussionist Stéphane Edouard, meditative guitarist Eivind Aarset and clarinetist Hüsnü Senlendirici for a sublime sonic expedition in Tunisian tradition and contemporary jazz.

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David Gray, singer-songwriter
17 March, 7.30pm / Royal Festival Hall / tickets are currently on sale

David Gray

David Gray is back, with Gold in a Brass Age, the singer-songwriter’s first album of new material in four years, and one which explores new electronic textures, sound palettes and production techniques. Gray performs tracks from this new album on our Royal Festival Hall stage in March.

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The Orb, electronic music duo
30 March, 7.30pm / Royal Festival Hall

The Orb

Ambient house pioneers The Orb celebrate their 30-year anniversary with a set of greatest hits and new music. Born out of the London club scene and known for their innovative use of samples, The Orb released debut single A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld in October 1989 and have never looked back.

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Illustration for a James Lavelle event showing a paint-splattered horse in a room
19 April, 7.30pm / Royal Festival Hall

James Lavelle - UNKLE

James Lavelle's UNKLE - who have worked with some of the most important recording artists in the world - return to the Royal Festival Hall for the world premiere of their brand new audiovisual show featuring very special guests. This unique performance will provide the first opportunity to hear the band's new material live, alongside classic tracks and specially created reworks.

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And that’s far from all, our packed programme of spring gigs at Southbank Centre also includes performances from Bedouine (22 March), Kelly Moran (5 April), Tommy Emmanuel (20 March), Bill Laurence (29 March), Sarah Jane Morris (14 May), Beverley Knight (23 May) and many other top artists.

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